CIFF2021 is well underway, why not check out what’s on tomorrow and some highlights for the week ahead at the Festival?corkfilmfest.org.Tickets on sale via myCIFF app and
NORTH BY CURRENT + FILMMAKER Q&A
Filmmaker Angelo Madsen Minax returns to his rural Michigan hometown and his Mormon family in the aftermath of the death of his young niece. Family relations seem as frosty as the Michigan winter. His younger sister, clearly still processing the trauma of her loss, finds herself at the centre of a police investigation into the death. This remarkable film has all of the raw, in-the-moment observation of Capturing the Friedmans (2003), with the added nuances of family intimacy between filmmaker and subject. Includes original music by Julien Baker.
THE ANTS AND THE GRASSHOPPER + PANEL
This inspirational documentary follows Anita Chitaya, a knowledgeable Malawian woman who travels to California and the White House, trying to persuade Americans that climate change is real and a threat not only to her homeland but to the United States too. Raj Patel and Zak Piper’s engaging documentary is a powerful reminder that climate change has consequences that apply to everyone.Post-screening panel discussion: Led by journalist Ella Mc Sweeney and featuring: Raj Patel (Director), Dr. Edward Lahiff (Lecturer in international development at UCC), Mary Sweeney (Inclusion Advisor, Self Help Africa) and Hannah Daly (Lecturer in Sustainable Energy and Energy Systems Modelling at UCC).
Wednesday, 10th November, 5pm, Triskel Arts Centre
aemi: CONTESTED LEGACIES:
LYNNE SACHS AND MYRID CARTEN
The Irish Premiere of Lynne Sachs’ celebrated feature Film About a Father Who screens here alongside the world premiere of Myrid Carten’s short film Sorrow had a baby.
Both Film About a Father Who and Sorrow had a baby deal, in very different ways, with familial legacy incorporating personal archives and pushing against the traditional boundaries of documentary practice. Myrid Carten’s film Sorrow had a baby is also the first film produced through aemi’s annual film commissioning programme, supported by Arts Council of Ireland. Both artists will be in attendance for a discussion of their work following the screening.
Wednesday, Nov 10th, 8:00 pm, Triskel
HOLY ISLAND + FILMMAKER Q&A
Fetching up in a sleepy port town, somewhere on the coast of Ireland, a tired and bedraggled David finds himself out of synch with the characters he meets. However, he makes a connection with the enigmatic Rosa, a spontaneous and self-assured soul. What unfolds is a Before Sunrise of the psyche and a wistful elegy on reconciling with the past in order to face into the future. After the film there will be a Q&A with director Robert Manson.
IFI world premiere of Holy Island by Robert Manson, an Authored Works film, funded by the Arts Council
Wednesday, 10th November, 8:30pm, The Everyman
The Dance + Filmmaker Q&A
In his latest documentary, Pat Collins offers us a unique opportunity to witness the creative process of the world-renowned choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan as he works on MÁM, a new dance and theatre production that brings together twelve international dancers, concertina player Cormac Begley and the European orchestral collective s t a r g a z e. Pat Collins will join us for a post-screening Q&A.
Thursday, 11th November, 8:30pm, The Everyman
Among Us Women + Filmmaker Q&A
Hulu Ager is a 25-year-old inhabitant of Megendi, a village in rural northern Ethiopia. Expecting her fourth child she is caught between modern and traditional ideas of midwifery and, as check-ups at her local clinic alienate her from the medical system, she turns increasingly to the counsel of village midwife Endal. Sarah Noa Bozenhardt’s feature documentary debut is a collaboration with Ethiopian filmmaker Daniel Abate Tilahun, offering a uniquely intimate portrait of a community of rural women and their complex relationship towards female bodily autonomy. Sarah Noa Bozenhardt will join us for a post-screening Q&A.
Thursday, 11th November, 7pm, Triskel
DOC DAY LIVE
In addition to the online offering for Doc Day 2021, CIFF will host an in-person documentary event and networking session in advance of the Documentary Gala Screening of Pat Collins’ new film The Dance on Thursday 11th November. The event will provide an opportunity for players in the Irish documentary industry to meet and network after a long absence, and will include a career interview with filmmaker Pat Collins. (Free but ticketed.) The event will conclude with a Networking Drinks Reception from 5.30-6.30pm
Presented in partnership with Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, and supported by Screen Skills Ireland and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland
The Two Faces of Tomorrow is an experimental documentary-fiction film by renowned visual artist Patrick Hough about algae; how they have shaped all life on the planet, from the deep past to the near future. The film follows a fictional researcher as they traverse ancient Roman baths plagued by toxic blooms
Commissioned by FLAMIN Productions through Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network with funding from Arts Council England. Co-commissioned by the National Sculpture Factory. Produced by Tracy Bass. Supported by The Arts Council of Ireland.
The first 100 years of cinema was shot almost entirely on physical film stock. Inés Toharia’s impressively global documentary spotlights the urgent need for film preservation and the role of film archives across the world in facilitating such efforts. Ranging from Japan to Sudan and most places in between, Toharia’s film offers industry insights from the likes of Patricio Guzmán, Ken Loach, Jonas Mekas and Martin Scorsese, as well as some of the most important archivists and film preservation specialists working today.
Thursday, 11th November, 3:30pm, Triskel